Several of your columnists and letter writers have recently emphasized that “62 percent of the electorate didn’t vote for (Gov. LePage).”
This “badge of rejection” is worn also by Presidents Lincoln (60.4 percent, 1860), Wilson (58.8 percent, 1912) and Clinton (57 percent, 1992).
Political victory by a plurality, rather than a majority, usually serves to identify nothing more significant than an election with more than two candidates.
Dr. Nicholas M. Nelson